Fresh and salt water cold blooded vertebrates and invertebrates.
Diagnostic Section: 
Test Fee: 
Setup Days: 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Turn Around Time: 
5 days
Shipping Requirements: 
Label all samples. Ship overnight on cold packs. Sterile, sealed, leak-proof plastic bag or container.
Specimen Requirements: 

Fresh tissues, fluids, or swabs. Chilled.

Collection Protocol: 

Sample should be aseptically collected. Do not add formalin, saline, or broth to fresh tissue.

Additional Information: 

Culture for pathogenic aerobic bacteria, and acid-fast staining in aquatic species. Indicate if individual samples are to be pooled for culture, otherwise samples will be cultured and charged individually. Panel Includes: Aerobic CultureBacterial Acid Fast Stain